Today we want to pray for a Christian family in one of those countries in East Asia that is closed to missionaries - the government there does not allow churches to do much.
Our missionaries who serve in this country have to work quietly as they share the Gospel and train Christian leaders. They have to find creative ways for the Gospel to go forth.
Recently our missionaries have been working with a man we'll call Peter Lee, and of course that's not his real name. Peter and his young family were sent to this East Asian country to plan new churches among the refugees who have come to escape the violence in their home country.
Because of the difficult conditions in this country, Peter must start a business in order to both make a living and also have a reason to continue living here.
Today let's pray for Peter and his family - that the Lord will keep them safe so they can keep serving. And let's pray for our missionaries we are supporting there. Even though we are not speaking their names today, the Lord knows them, for He has called them to this place of service.
Remember that, because our church supports missions through the Cooperative Program, we are supporting missionaries across East Asia, even in some very dangerous places.